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I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, where I also worked as an associate lecturer and tutor, until I joined DEV in July 2014. Before moving to Sussex I worked for several years as a professional researcher and consultant in academic and non-academic sectors in Portugal, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the High Commission for Migration in Lisbon. I have also worked continuously as a professional trainer in migration-related issues, in public and private non-profit organisations.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My research is mainly concerned with migration and material culture. I have worked for many years in Lusophone Africa (Guinea-Bissau and Angola), where I looked at the social and cultural aspects of food, and their integration in economic life. More recently I have started researching migration in the UK, and I became interested in the use of photography and creative writing, and in arts-based methods of research more genereally. My work has involved a combined use of visual and oral narratives in the study of racism, political attitudes and social inequalities in the context of Brexit in Great Yarmouth, and I am currently involved in a ESRC-funded international research project on Coastal Transformations (https://site.uit.no/fishercoast/), where I coordinate the WP on Heritage in the East Anglian region of the UK, looking at experience, discourse and performance in people's memories of the past. I also coordinate a Museum-University partnership, funded by the Arts Council, that explores issues around migration in Norfolk through a combination of arts and research.
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Coastal transformations and fisher wellbeing - synthesized perspectives from India and Europe (EQUIP)
Menon, A., Rao, N., Abranches, M., Bautes, N., Bavinck, J., Bofulin, M., Dhandapani, B., Dhandapani, S., Finstad, B., Gowrappan, M., Inamdar, A., Natesan, B., Parthasarathy, D., Paudel, K., Proisy, C., Rogelja, N., Taylor, B. & White, C.
1/01/19 → 30/06/22
31/03/17 → 30/12/17
Abranches, M., 20 Jan 2021, In : Men and Masculinities.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Abranches, M. & Theuerkauf, U., 21 Sep 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : Visual Anthropology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
Abranches, M. (ed.), 2018, Palgrave Macmillan.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Abranches, M. & Hasselberg, I., 2018, International Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Anthropology Beyond Text. Callan, H. (ed.). New York: Wiley
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary